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Now there are various kinds of energy bars: energizing for classes that provide the body necessary for muscle building protein or simply replacing a certain portion of food.
Basically, there are three varieties of energy bars: contained large amounts of carbohydrates and a small fraction of fat, about the same amount of carbohydrates, protein and fat, and those where the protein predominates.
For power athletes the intake of carbohydrates which are contained in energy bars is a quick way to fill glycogen, which the body loses during an intense workout. If you need to add fiber to your diet, look for bars which include its rich ingredients such as oats, nuts and fruits. They contain additional carbohydrates which provide the body with energy. Some of these bars may be up to 5 grams of fiber. However, it is reasonable to check the amount of calories in similar products.
How to select energy bar
- Check the serving size - consume no more than 30 grams of carbohydrates for 1 hour load;
- Check that the bar contains less than 5 grams of fat per 200 calories. Fat slows digestion what can lead to a feeling of heaviness and nausea during exercise;
- Some bars are quite sticky and can stick to the teeth. After eating energy bars you should rinse your mouth with water. It would be better to brush your teeth after exercise.
- As a cheaper alternative you can try cereal bars (choose those which do not contain hydrogenated fat).